Tag Archives: medieval architecture

Discovering Albion- Day 3: Breakfast in Chester

What with the late night snow and ice it was with a sense of relief that I drew the curtains on a dark and dingy morning. Not too bad, I thought, all things considered. The ice on the car would … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, Ancient sites, England, Photography, scotland road trip | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The chapel at Haddon Hall

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Churches, Don and Wen, England, historic sites, History, Photography, Sacred sites, Stuart France and Sue Vincent, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

A garden ever green – A visit to Haddon Hall

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Don and Wen, historic sites, Humour, Photography, Stuart France and Sue Vincent, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Woodsmoke and oranges – a visit to Haddon Hall

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient sites, Books, Don and Wen, historic sites, History, Photography, Stuart France and Sue Vincent | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Close to home: St Michael and all Angels, Waddesdon

One of the reasons we have found for visiting and documenting our ancient churches is that we do not know for how long they will remain as they are. There is a fashion at the moment for revamping their interiors, … Continue reading

Posted in Churches, History, Photography | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

Whitby Weekend: Third time lucky…

It was more than six years ago that Stuart and I first, unsuccessfully, tried the door at St Andrew’s church in Middleton, North Yorkshire. We had tried since then too, the last time we were in the area. And we … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Churches, England, france and vincent, History | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

The wounded heart of Paris

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the … Continue reading

Posted in historic sites, Memories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

Tideswell, the Cathedral of the Peak

After the meeting in Great Hucklow on Friday, we drove the three miles into Tideswell to do a bit of local research and, while we were there, revisit the church of St John the Baptist, known as the Cathedral of … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient sites, Art, Churches, England, History, Photography, travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments